Photos: ArtScience Museum
Today, many problems with socio-politics are placed on the radar globally. Yet less is said about the potential mass destruction in our environment that will inevitably cause us harm.
For the first time ever, artefacts from National History Museum in London are being shown in Southeast Asia. Treasures of the Natural World is hosted by ArtScience Museum in Singapore, and promises to take visitors on a voyage of discovery, through the centuries — from the Enlightenment of the 18th century, through to the present day, showing how pioneering explorers, collectors, and scientists revolutionised our understanding of nature.
Perhaps what is most interesting about this exhibition to us isn't the ability to peek into the past, but the focus on our actions that affect nature's offering. Towards the end of the exhibition, science and technology are introduced as means to offer solutions for our fast depleting environment.
We speak to Honor Harger, Executive Director of ArtScience Museum on setting up Treasures of the Natural World: